Shoreline Rotary starts a new chapter

Tuesday, June 30, 2015

From Shoreline Rotary

Shoreline Rotary is starting a new chapter in its life of service this Wednesday morning at 7:00am. Or maybe it could be called a restoration or perhaps a reunification as two of the Rotary Clubs of Shoreline reunite into one club called simply, Shoreline Rotary.

The Noon Rotary Club, originally chartered in 1962, is merging with the Morning Rotary Club which was sponsored by the Noon Club in 1994, to create a new club with close to 60 members.

For those who may not know much about Rotary, it is one of the largest and oldest service clubs in the world with a motto of “service above self”.  With over 1.2 million members worldwide, Rotarians serve in their local communities, their geographical areas, and around the world. These two Shoreline area Rotary Clubs have a long history of service.

  • In 1972 a first aid car was purchased for the Shoreline Fire Department using funds donated and raised by the Rotary Club
  • One of the first vans for the Shoreline Senior Center was purchased in 1975 by Rotary
  • Rotary was instrumental in developing the Ronald Bog Park and built and helps to maintain a Northwest Conifer Arboretum with a trail system there
  • Rotary recognizes the importance of education and good schools by adopting Parkwood Elementary School and providing support for a variety of projects including backpacks full of supplies as well as offering recognition to students throughout Shoreline and scholarships for higher education bound high school students
  • The Rotary Cup is presented by Rotary to the winner of the annual Shorecrest/Shorewood football game?
  • Rotary supports and volunteers at Food Lifeline and First Harvest, area programs started by Rotary to feed those in need as well distribute fresh produce to food banks
  • Rotary has been involved in building and improving schools and providing clean water in places as far away as Uganda, Costa Rica, and Panama

Rotary is caring, giving, and helping others to live out their dreams. Rotary is volunteers who think more about others than they do about themselves. Now two of the Shoreline Rotary Clubs are coming together to better serve our community and the world. Check out our web page. Maybe Rotary is what you’ve been looking for as a way to serve your community.

The Shoreline Rotary meets Wednesday mornings at 7:00am in the Spartan Room at the north end of the Shoreline Center, 18560 1st Avenue NE, Shoreline. Visitors are always welcome.

Featured speaker at the kick off meeting on July 1 for the new club will be Washington State Attorney General Bob Ferguson.


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